Archive NEXT 2019

The Congo Tribunal

Milo Rau (Switzerland)

Minimum age 16+
100 minutes

In more than 20 years, the war in Congo has claimed more than 6 million lives. The population is suffering greatly under this state of total impunity. War crimes were never prosecuted. The region contains the most important stocks of raw materials needed for today's technologies. In his "Congo Tribunal", Milo Rau brings together the victims, witnesses, executioners and experts of this war for the creation of an exceptional tribunal of the Eastern Congolese people.

A shocking portrait of the biggest and bloodiest economic war in human history.

INVESTIGATOR-IN-CHARGE Sylvestre Bisimwa / CHAIRMAN OF THE TRIBUNAL Jean-Louis Gilissen / JURY BUKAVU Vénantie Bisimwa Nabintu, Colette Braeckman, Gilbert Kalinda, Prince Kihangi, Séverin Mugangu, Jean Ziegler / JURY BERLIN Colette Braeckman, Saran Kaba Jones, Wolfang Kaleck, Saskia Sassen, Marc-Antoine Vumilia Muhindo, Harald Welzer and many more. 
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Milo Rau / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Thomas Schneider / DRAMATURGY AND EDITING Katja Dringenberg / RESEARCH AND CASTING Eva-Maria Bertschy / SOUND Marco Teufen, Jens Baudisch / MUSIC Marcel Vaid / SOUND DESIGN & MIXING Guido Keller / CREATIVEPRODUCER Sebastian Lemke / PRODUCERS Arne Birkenstock, Olivier Zobrist / A PRODUCTION OF Fruitmarket und Langfilm / IN COPRODUCTION WITH IIPM - International Institute of Political Murder / SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen - SRG SSR / ZDF in collaboration with ARTE / FILM SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW / Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK), Schweiz / BKM - Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien / Kanton St.Gallen Kulturförderung - Swisslos/ Zürcher Filmstiftung / DFFF - Deutscher Filmförderfonds / Migros-Kulturprozent / Volkart Stiftung